Registration Note: No purebred foal can be registered unless the sire is registered and licensed (the NFPSNA also requires the dam to have a DNA test on file with the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing & Research Lab). Stud stallion owners must make a return of all mares serviced by December 31st of the breeding year. No purebred foal may be entered into the studbook until this return or a covering certificate is received. Part-bred Note: Part-breds are defined as having one parent or grandparent that is registered as a purebred New Forest Pony, documenting parentage for at least three generations with a studbook recognized by the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society of England. DNA testing is mandatory for all new part-bred registrations. A DNA test of the New Forest parent or grandparent must be on file with the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing & Research Lab. Part-bred ponies over one year of age will be eligible for new registration as long as the DNA of the New Forest parent or grandparent is on file with the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing & Research lab. Part-breds may not be licensed as stallions with the NFPSNA.
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Stallion Licensing

Stallion Licensing

The NFPSNA, as a recognized daughter studbook of England, processes registrations of New Forest Ponies (purebred and part-bred) and grants licenses to qualified purebred stallions. Registry requirements, and, more specifically, stallion licensing requirements, vary greatly between all breeds of horses and ponies. The NFPSNA stallion licensing requirements have been devised in accordance with the mother studbook (New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society of England). There are two types of licenses granted to purebred New Forest Pony stallions by the NFPSNA: Provisional and Permanent. Provisional Licenses are issued when a purebred stallion is between two and five years of age, after the completion and submission of an official NFPSNA Veterinary Inspection Form.  This form is completed based on a physical exam which includes identification, height and bone measurements, and conformation evaluation according to breed standards. If not already completed, a DNA test for parentage and myotonia (must be a non-carrier) is required and must be on file with the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing & Research Lab. A Provisional License expires once the stallion reaches five years old. Permanent Licenses are issued when a purebred stallion is no younger than five years old, after the completion and submission of an official NFPSNA Veterinary Inspection Form (where final height and bone measurements are recorded). 148 centimeters (14.2-1/8 hands) is the maximum height; there is no minimum height. A DNA test for parentage and myotonia (must be a non-carrier) must be on file with the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing & Research Lab. The NFPSNA honors stallion licenses granted by other studbooks recognized by the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society of England. The original VC (Vet Certificate) number must be provided for verification and a DNA test must be is on file at the University of Kentucky Equine Parentage Testing & Research Lab. The NFPSNA does not require performance testing for stallions, nor does the mother studbook in England. Historically, England has had a semi-feral herd, as well as stud-bred stallions. The semi-feral ponies would be at a disadvantage during performance tests, so these tests remain voluntary. In North America, the sheer vastness of our geography restricts the practical implementation of mandatory performance testing, but the development of a voluntary testing system will be a consideration in the future.
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